14 Aug Music, Art & Theatre
All jazzed up
The School of Music is one of the busiest places on campus most weeks. Sometimes that means several concerts from its students, faculty and guests in one day. Good news for you: Most of the concerts are free. If you’re into jazz, orchestral, electronic or any number of other styles, stop by. The school has two on-site venues. Margaret Comstock Concert Hall, which can seat 558, is the main performance hall. Malcolm Bird Recital Hall, a 140-seat theater, hosts performances by some of the smaller ensembles.
Start with art
UofL has its own fair share of up-and-coming student artists and many talented professors, too. View their work at one of the Hite Art Institute galleries in Schneider Hall or, if you’re traveling downtown, in the Cressman Center for Visual Arts on Main Street.
Get dramatic (or comedic)
UofL’s Theatre Arts program hosts two venues for on-campus theater productions—Thrust Theatre (in the Studio Arts Building on Floyd Street) and The Playhouse, between Second and Third streets, just south of Cardinal Boulevard. Students perform in the plays. Some are open for public audition. You can get a student ticket for all productions at the Box Office, Room 125, Studio Arts Building.
Take your place among the stars at UofL’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. It’s not just for astronomy lovers. The planetarium hosts a variety of displays and shows as well as in-class viewings. If constellations aren’t exactly your thing, enjoy cool laser light shows set to music ranging from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead.